This security bulletin contains one low risk vulnerability.
Exploit availability: NoDescription
The vulnerability allows a local user to gain access to sensitive information.
The vulnerability exists due to usegae of insufficiently random values in Ansible. Two random password lookups of the same length generate the equal value as the template caching action for the same file since no re-evaluation happens.Mitigation
Install updates from vendor's website.Vulnerable software versions
Ansible: 2.9.0, 2.9.0 rc1, 2.9.0 rc2, 2.9.0 rc3, 2.9.0 rc4, 2.9.0 rc5, 2.9.0b1, 2.9.1, 2.9.2, 2.9.3, 2.9.4, 2.9.5CPE2.3
Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?
No. This vulnerability can be exploited locally. The attacker should have authentication credentials and successfully authenticate on the system.
How the attacker can exploit this vulnerability?
The attacker would have to send a specially crafted request to the affected application in order to exploit this vulnerability.
The attacker would have to login to the system and perform certain actions in order to exploit this vulnerability.
Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?
No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.